When you arrive at Fresno Pacific University, you’ll join a diverse student body with over 40 countries represented—all with a passion for knowledge, fellowship, and faith.
Through a challenging liberal arts education driven by values rooted in the Christian faith, you’ll gain the confidence and determination necessary for you to succeed in your career and in your life.
Our campus is located in Fresno, in the heart of California’s Central Valley and within a short drive of mountains, beaches, and national parks. Discover Fresno’s thriving arts, food, and music scene as you enjoy more than 300 days of pure sunshine a year. Attend a weekend retreat, join a club, grab a frappe at Charlotte’s Coffee Corner, or start a game of Frisbee on the campus green—you’ll always find someone ready to join you.
Spiritual life is woven into the fabric of our community—it’s part of our classes, residence halls, and extracurriculars. Grow in your faithby attending chapel services, joining a ministry team, or studying the Bible with your friends. Whetheryou prefer a traditional worship service or a talk series focused on current issues, you’ll find it at FPU.
We have more than 100 areas ofstudy with 40 majors and 38 minors, and we provide numerous study abroad opportunities and internships where you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experiences in the field you’re called to.
Create, study, and experience the arts through a variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities, which include choirs, theater productions, and music ensembles. More than 80% of our professors are experts in their fields and hold a PhD, meaning you’ll learn from the very best no matter what you choose to study.
Our small class sizes and student-faculty ratio of 13:1 allow professors to get to know you and truly invest in your life—challenging, mentoring, and pushing you to be your best. Talk to your professors about a new research idea over lunch or meet up during office hours.
Put yourself to the test not only in the classroom but also on the field, court, or track or in the pool as an FPU Sunbird athlete. We compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference and have 15 teams, over 52 national titles, and 309 student-athletes—111 of whom have achieved academic honors.
We want to ensure you stay focused on your education while we focus on making sure you can afford it. We have awarded more than $29 million annually to our students, 98% of whom receive some form of financial aid. Our financial aid resources include international student scholarships, grants, and loans. And with our Four-Year Graduation Guarantee, you’ll get a head start toward achieving your personal goals. If you’re not able to graduate in four years, your additional necessary courses are on us!
Come to our campus and experience the unique blend of people and place firsthand—you’ll feel it the moment you arrive. Go to experiencefpu.com/visit for everything you need to know to schedule a personal visit or sign up for one of our many visit events throughout the year.
• Institutional control: Private
• Religious affiliation: Mennonite Brethren
• Mascot: Sunbird
• 1,100 traditional undergraduate students
• 100+ areas of study
• 15 NCAA Division II sports teams
• 13:1 student-faculty ratio
• 5th-largest city in California
• #1 Christian school among “Best Colleges for Transfer Students” (Money magazine)
• #1 “Most Affordable Christian Colleges & Universities—West” (christianuniversitiesonline.org)
• #1 “Best College for Education” in California (niche.com)